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Speaker | Chris Lorway
MODERATOR | Chris Lorway

The Culture of Innovation


Chris Lorway, Congress Co-Chair and Moderator at The Culture of Innovation, ISPA's 65th Annual Congress, in New York City on January 15-17, 2013. View the full Schedule of Events.

Chris LorwayChris Lorway

Chris Lorway is the ED of Soundstreams, a Canadian music presenter that commissions and showcases the work of contemporary composers. He is also a preferred partner at Lord Cultural Resources where clients include the City of Chicago and the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Prior to this, Chris spent five seasons as the founding Artistic Director of the Luminato Festival where he shaped and implemented the festival's artistic vision and program.  

Before Luminato, Chris was a Senior Consultant at AEA Consulting, one of the world’s leading strategic consulting firms for the cultural sector where projects included a study for the Edinburgh Festivals on how to remain competitive in a global festival marketplace.  Chris also worked on a number of international events including the Lincoln Center Festival, The New Yorker Festival and the Celtic Colours International Festival.  

Chris holds a MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University, and a BMusEd from Western University. He is a regular lecturer on cultural leadership for the Clore Duffield Leadership Programme in the UK and the Advanced Cultural Leadership Programme in Hong Kong.